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Welcome! I am beyond excited to share with you all my years of experience as a Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur Wedding Photographer! On the blog there are tips and tricks for new couples and photographers, venue features, special series, photo sessions and more.

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I used to babysit three adorable boys in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and I would have never guessed that I’d be chosen to photograph their mother’s beautiful wedding at the Old Sugar Mill in Sacramento. Jenn and Ryan planned a beautiful wedding that incorporated unique family vows, personalized details, and a day full of family, laughter, and love. […]

Imagine the perfect sunny day in Northern California and that is exactly the kind of day Brooke and Kyle had at their Mission Ranch Carmel Valley wedding. They opted for an intimate wedding with extended bridal portraits and a father daughter first look. Everything was stunning! Fionna Floral created a beautiful bouquet, the sun was […]

I loved photographing this beautiful San Juan Bautista Mission wedding with a reception at a private residence in Aromas! Edith and Martin are both so kind. Their love for their family and friends was apparent throughout the entire day. And they knew how to have fun! A Mariachi band played live music and later in […]

I met Quincy through one of my best friends in Monterey. She is also a private event planner that I worked with at Carmel Valley Ranch. So when Quincy and Dan approached me for their beautiful Santa Barbara wedding, I couldn’t resist! How They Met Dan is from Napa originally and he met Quincy in […]

Jen and Bryan’s Gardener Ranch Wedding in Carmel Valley, California was one for the books. Leading up to their wedding, we saw a 90% chance of rain on their wedding day and planned accordingly! We brought rain boots, clear umbrellas, listed the different plans for the potential ceremony sites, and also had back up spots […]

If you know me, you would know that one of my favorite events to photograph is an intimate wedding. There’s something so magical about them. Maybe it’s that the entire day is reduced to what traditions are most meaningful for the couple, or maybe it’s because I feel like I’m an honored guest at a […]

Want to know how to choose a unique wedding theme in these days of Pinterest, Instagram, and incredible editorial magazines? Choose a detail that is significant to your wedding and integrate it as a theme. In this post, we’re going to explore Alexa and Matt’s sheep themed wedding in Carmel. Alexa and Matt’s wedding was […]

I love shooting local weddings and seeing all the different venues! Today’s wedding is from Monterey, where Vivian and Joe chose to have their ceremony in Pacific Grove next to the ocean and their reception at the Monterey Dance and Event Center. They had a beautiful wedding in Monterey’s sun, which is super rare since […]

Steph and Kyla were the first couple I met when I originally moved to Monterey. Coming from the East Coast, I didn’t know anyone in the area. Meeting both of them was such a breath of fresh air! We initially planned a specific project, but when that didn’t work out we decided to do a […]

Sunset portraits tend to get a lot of attention, but sunrise portraits are some of my favorite types. There’s something magical about sunrise: a sleepy town is just beginning to wake up, downtown streets are quiet, and there are fewer people in tourist destinations. As a photographer I also value that the sun comes out […]

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